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quintana, "abc 7 news". >> dan: right on both counts. john alston continues live in downtown napa. we have been watching the river for days, how does it look tonight? >> reporter: it's fine right now after a day of rain it's stopped for the time being. behind me is a bloated napa river but well within the banks. this area is very saturated. the storm has brought some flooding in wine country. water overtopped a levee along sonoma creek where it borders the larsen family winery and this year the creek has been especially high. water is continuing to flood into a portion of the 70 acres of chardonay vines. vineyard looks more like a like in some areas. this is both good and bad. >> its nuisance but not a bad. it's good for the ground and agriculture and recharge our groundwater. it's a pain, you can see there are trees and logs and basketballs and whatever comes down the creek is what we get. >> reporter: he says it cost about $10,000 over year to remove all of that junk once the rainy season ends. they plan to rebuild the levee but that temporary solution when the air goes into flood. we're
. john alston continues live in downtown napa. we have been watching the river for days, how does it look tonight? >> reporter: it's fine right now after a day of rain it's stopped for the time being. behind me is a bloated napa river but well within the banks. this area is very saturated. the storm has brought some flooding in wine country. water overtopped a levee along sonoma creek where it borders the larsen family winery and this year the creek has been especially high. water is continuing to flood into a portion of the 70 acres of chardonay vines. vineyard looks more like a like in some areas. this is both good and bad. >> its nuisance but not a bad. it's good for the ground and agriculture and recharge our groundwater. it's a pain, you can see there are trees and logs and basketballs and whatever comes down the creek is what we get. >> reporter: he says it cost about $10,000 over year to remove all of that junk once the rainy season ends. they plan to rebuild the levee but that temporary solution when the air goes into flood. we're having a break in the weather but residents are ge
much of a traffic problem. >> this is all too common a sight in sonoma and napa county. highway 121 and highway 12 floods after a heavy rain and then becomes a river when the high tide occurs and pours more water into the area. the road will be closed until sometime on wednesday. the rain was heavy throughout the bay area. the streets became flooded after 5:00 p.m. umbrellas were a necessary part of any wardrobe on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it clos
and napa county. highway 121 and highway 12 floods after a heavy rain and then becomes a river when the high tide occurs and pours more water into the area. the road will be closed until sometime on wednesday. the rain was heavy throughout the bay area. the streets became flooded after 5:00 p.m. umbrellas were a necessary part of any wardrobe on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could cause the roadway to collapse.
is shipped to china. what do they want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand for luxury goods. rather than buying chinese-made products and sending our money l they're buying american made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> yes. >> reporter: chinese firms flush with cash have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3billion in california companies. $560million in just the past year. the chinese are boosting the golden states housing recovery. they bought one out it have every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compare to high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: a student at the university of southern california. his parents bought him this yearly $1 million condo. they thought renting a dorm room was a waste of money. >> my parents decide to buy me a house as a investment outside china. >> reporter: jim jacobson has sold 22% of the residents to affluent chinese. >> they don't have a place to put their money. they look at their own economy as a place where it's not v
in liver move. about the same napa and up to the north, not too much in santa rosa. skies cleared. talking about patchy frost in napa and sonoma and we will give you the numbers and outlook when the run returns coming up in the seven day outlook. >> you saw from the map mr. how much rain fell in the north bay. while the break is nice there are still worries in the north bay about the threat of mud slides and weakened trees. cornel has the store arery now from mill valley. >> tree crews say it is not what they wanted for christmas. so much work they can barely keep up. a family snapped a picture east after a 50 feet tree blocked the road. >> when i saw it, it was like a massive just like mess so i was kind of like shocked. >> arborists say storms weakened the earth and created danger for the public. >> how saishow saturated is th? >> 100%. a lot of rain and moisture. weak ones are falling over. >> tree crews still removing this 70-year-old tree blocking a driveway. so much water coming off the mountains in mill valley it is creating a spectacle and a lot of worry for firefighters. >> we are
, and napa. 38 in fairfield. 48 in san francisco. 39 on the coast. certainly cold out there. this time yesterday we were warmer. so we were 11 degrees cooler in napa, on the way to subfreezing temperatures overnight. and it's pretty cold in our east bay valleys. so that's where we're expecting the frost. clear and cold nights ahead. the rain chances are out tomorrow night but monday night, a slight chance of rain in the evening hours and that we can scale back on. looks like a sunny start to 2013, and much of next week looking drive. overnight lows, cold, with 28 in napa. 32 in con -- concord. warmer here but along the coast, cold, with 32, down in santa cruz and morgan hill. here's a look at the satellite and radar composite map. the area of low pressure brought in a ten inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain along the big sur coast. high pressure building in, looking at a sunny and cool afternoon tomorrow. got the 49ers game and locking at numbers below average. fast forward new year's eve. increasing clouds and 2:00 in the afternoon, maybe also rain in ukiah, on the coast, but by
. >> yes. >> that was a specific request from our owners in china. >> from napa grapes to california real estate. why china is suddenly buying american. >>> and just in time for christmas, an injured dog rescued by the kindness of strangers. good evening and merry christmas. i'm elizabeth cook. let's get right to it. some impressive rainfall totals. paul? >> reporter: more rainfall. another inch of rainfall throughout much of the bay area. here is a four-hour time lapse of what has been going around this evening. maybe you've been hanging out chilling with your family. outside it's been quite the storm. it's been rough out there. here's what's going on right now with a little bit of the break in the north bay and the east bay, which has received a significant amount of rainfall over the past half hour. exiting san jose right now and across the past 20 to 30 minutes. and over the top of hayward and also the oakland hills. the rainfall just from today, christmas, more than an inch for kentfield and another inch, plus a little change. nearly an inch of rainfall for alameda and almost one inc
in. even an hour ago it was down to 36 at napa and fairfield 35 at santa rosa and 34 at livermore and low 40s in many other locations. it is going to be a cold night. as a result of this unusually cold weather we have a freeze warning in affect until 9:00 tomorrow morning for most of the north bay. the low temperatures will drop between 24 and 28 dries. 28 degrees. freeze damage to crops is a possibility. we have a frost advisory until 9:00 tomorrow morning for the bay shoreline and the santa clara valley. look for low temperatures in those areas to drop to the 30s, low 30s, 30 to 34 degrees. sensitive outdoor plants at risk. i'll give you a closer look at where you are and the complete seven-day forecast in a few minutes. cheryl? >> spencer, thank you. well, a tragic start to the new year in san francisco where two innocent people were killed by a driver trying to get away from police. we have dramatic new video of that driver's arrest. police say the man was speeding away from a traffic stop after reports of a shooting in the mission district and then slammed into another car an
into a cold night. check out our temperatures. we are down to 37 in fairfield and 39 in napa. most other areas in the 40s, but make sure you bundle up as you head out the door. you are going to feel the chill in the morning. here are the rainfall totals. it is more than an inch in san francisco. 1.17 in san rafael. .91 of an inch. .47 in concord and look down south in san jose. .61 and ben loman picking up an inch and a half of rain. i just updated the computer models and i want to show you when the timing of the next storm is and when we are expecting. the storm is different from what i showed you. dan, i will be back with the details. >> i will see you shortly. lots of snow for skiers. avalanche danger is considerable for the sierra. two skiers died in two days at donner ski ranch as the result of avalanches. an expert lists the way you can tell that an avalanche is likely. >> we feel the snowpack collapsing underneath us. if we see the shooking cracks opening up across the surface and nonconsequential terrain. we had a lot of rapid warming and rain on snow. those are all easy things to unde
had dropped, not any moisture in the air on live doppler. here are the temperatures this morning, napa 27, subfreezing 28 in santa rosa, 30 concord, fairfield and live more, 31, san jose 33, los gatos 33 even on the peninsula it was a little frosty this is the front windshield. we may see two more days of this, black ice is going to be a problem tomorrow morning and wednesday morning i'll have that coming up. >>> weather won't be a big issue, traffic could be in san francisco. sue thompson joins us live from the hall of justice with warnings and great information. >> reporter: hi. we have learned that there will be a new change this new year's eve on the embarcadero. you may remember typically, the embarcadero is closed on new year's eve to accommodate the massive crowds. a san francisco police officer tells us at least right now, no plans to shutdown the embarcadero tonight. the barricades are in place on the embarcadero just in case. this new year's eve, police say it will not close down embarcadero street unless the crowd gets crazy. >> the commanders will evaluate that situation as
blackstone shows us how tumbling off the fiscal cliff could destroy the legacy of a napa valley vineyard. >> reporter: when his great grandfather started farming her in the late 1800s... >> they farmed orchard fruit and cattle. >> reporter: but much of the land he grew up on is gone, sold, to pay estate taxes after his grandfather's death. >> had to sell all of it. >> estate taxes? >> yes. >> reporter: his grandfather died in 1972 when estate taxes were at an all-time high, 77%. >> it was a big tax bill. it was, you know, half a million dollars. we sold off 150 acres. it gave us something to pay the tax with. >> reporter: now, jeff and his wife marry worry their dream of passing the land on to their two daughters will be ruined by the fiscal cliff. the estate tax rate would rise from 35 to 55% on estates worth over $1 million. at today's prices in the napa valley, the land could easily be worth $8 million. >> you're wealthy, but it's all in the dirt. we're dirt rich, cash poor. >> reporter: for the paiges, more than money is at stake. they want the land which is part of their family's pa
. >>> another tax you will see go up is the estate tax. >> reporter: jeff page owns 120- acre vineyard in napa valley. but when his great grandfather came here, this was cattle country. >> before the turn of the century they came in and farmed orchard fruit and cattle. >> reporter: but much of the land he grew up on is gone. >> had land in the hills over there? >> yeah. >> had to sell it all. >> yeah. >> for state tacks. >> question. >> reporter: his for died in 1972 when state taxes were 77%. >> it was a big tax bill. half a million dollars, we sold off 150-acres. >> now jeff and his wife mary worry their dream of passing the land onto their two daughters will be ruined by the fiscal cliff. the estate tax would rise. at today's prices, it could be worth 8 million. >> you are wealthy, right? but it's all in the dirt. you know. we are dirt rich, cash poor. >> reporter: for the pages, more than money is at take. they want the land of their past to be part of their future. john blackstone, napa valley. >>> log onto cbssf.com. >>> heightened patrols for drunk drivers are getting underway starting
and look at the temperatures and inland in livermore. 30's in fairfield, napa, and 39 degrees. we had a weather system our earlier that brought some of showers. these showers. however, have somewhat anticipated, for now. we will continue to see cold readings with 20's, 30's. and that is representing temperatures into the 20's. 20's already in the forecast for napa. fairfield and mid upper 30's by the bay and low 40's for san francisco. when we could have some slightly warmer weather on the way. >> an arrest has been made in connection to a deadly home invasion that took place in monte sereno. you are looking at video from the scene of the crime. sacramento police arrested de-angelo austin on suspicion of murder earlier today. he is the fourth person arrested in connection with the murder of 66 year old silicon valley venture capitolist - raveesh kumar kumra. the break in also left kumra's wife injured. los gatos-monte sereno police say the act was probably not a random one. now investigators are focusing on possible connections a suspect or suspects may have had to the victim's house.
. here are the temperatures this morning, napa 27, subfreezing 28 in santa rosa, 30 concord, fairfield and live more, 31, san jose 33, los gatos 33 even on the peninsula it was a little frosty this is the front windshield. we may see two more days of this, black ice is going to be a problem tomorrow morning and wednesday morning i'll have that coming up. >>> weather won't be a big issue, traffic could be in san francisco. sue thompson joins us live from the hall of justice with warnings and great information. >> reporter: hi. we have learned that there will be a new change this new year's eve on the embarcadero. you may remember typically, the embarcadero is closed on new year's eve to accommodate the massive crowds. a san francisco police officer tells us at least right now, no plans to shutdown the embarcadero tonight. the barricades are in place on the embarcadero just in case. this new year's eve, police say it will not close down embarcadero street unless the crowd gets crazy. >> the commanders will evaluate that situation as the night unfolds. if it becomes necessary we will make
of sonoma. look at that concord 29. fairfield 27. napa 29. there is cold numbers but it will be sunny today and a little bit warmer. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. this is a live look at downtown san jose. northbound 280 coming right through. you can see the traffic is moving along very nicely all the way into the silicon valley or into the west valley. let's move along and take a look at westbound 92 that looks good. now back to the desk. >>> time now 6:01 developing news we've been on this since 4:30. there is a water main break in hayward. ktvu alex savidge was there first. he's with us now. what is happening and he's checking on things as we're speaking to him. when i get your attention, i want to know what is happening now. i can see the street over your shoulder and how is traffic effected? >> reporter: traffic is still a problem here. several lanes shut down in both directions here at the intersection of jackson and santa clara street. as you can well see water still pouring up out of the roadway. this has been going on for the last 2.5 hours. this water main burst early this
all. people in pass dean teen will -- pasadena will be glued as in the marina district rio napa and the old western saloon and napa system. the new details that doctors are releasing about her condition and it was a celebration, what happened for same section couples in the state. >>> we will take a look at highway 4 coming up, traffic is moving well, stay tuned for more news weather and traffic. . >>> partly cloudy skies cool and breezy, low 50s. >>> well san francisco rang in the new year and they lit up the sky at the embarcadero, this year's show lasted 15 minutes. [applauds] [applauds] >> meanwhile, nearly 1 million people gathered in times square to ring in the new year. the ball dropped close enough to people and this year there were no public toilets and security was extremely tight. >>> couples began getting married shortly after midnight. same sex couples have been able to get marriage licenses but they didn't take affect until this morning. the district of columbia have approved same sex marriages. >>> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton suffered a blood clot in
in sonoma and napa county. highway 121 and highway 12 floods after a heavy rain and then becomes a river when the high tide occurs and pours more water into the area. the road will be closed until sometime on wednesday. the rain was heavy throughout the bay area. the streets became flooded after 5:00 p.m. umbrellas were a necessary part of any wardrobe on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could cause the roadway to coll
salinas vineyards in california's napa valley. there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the , ttle. it seems kind of nationalistic. >> it does, doesn't it? that was a specific request from our owners in china. china overall is looking to bring parts of america to china. >> reporter: in 2010, this vineyard was up for sale. chinese investors bought it. now, 90% of the wine from here-- that's 9,000 cases-- is shipped to china. what does a chinese company want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand in china for luxury goods, for goods that are scarce, and for goods that are well made. rather than buying chinese-made products and sending our money over there, they're buying eir ican-made products and .ending their money back here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. re.and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: chinese firms, flush with cash, have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade, $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've boug
in livermore. 36 right now, and napa. 38 in fairfield. 48 in san francisco. 39 on the coast. certainly cold out there. this time yesterday we were warmer. so we were 11 degrees cooler in napa, on the way to subfreezing temperatures overnight. and it's pretty cold in our east bay valleys. so that's where we're expecting the frost. clear and cold nights ahead. the rain chances are out tomorrow night but monday night, a slight chance of rain in the evening hours and that we can scale back on. looks like a sunny start to 2013, and much of next week looking drive. overnight lows, cold, with 28 in napa. 32 in con -- concord. warmer here but along the coast, cold, with 32, down in santa cruz and morgan hill. here's a look at the satellite and radar composite map. the area of low pressure brought in a ten inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain along the big sur coast. high pressure building in, looking at a sunny and cool afternoon tomorrow. got the 49ers game and locking at numbers below average. fast forward new year's eve. increasing clouds and 2:00 in the afternoon, maybe also rain in ukiah, on
and runoff have napa river swollen, but well within its banks. other parts of wine country look more like lakes. water topped levee at sonoma creek. an area where people expect flooding in heavy rain not a big problem for the chardonnay lines this time of year and there are long term benefits. >> for the vineyards it recharges water supply, allows us to -- we get the topsoil from the valley. the bada;hjç news is every yeart costs 10 to $15,000 to clear out. >> they repair broken levees once a year. >>> commuters crossing santa cruz mountains have more water on the roads. typically, it is where most of the rain falls since pacific storms dump water as they cross this first mountain range. fog could be a hazard hill are saturated and prone to rock and mudslides. crews have been cordoning them off quickly. mountain residents had to spend christmas sandbagging their property. >> the big concern why you guys are filling up on sandbags? >> keep the hill from sliding into my neighbor's house. i got water runoff on the top of my driveway. >> creeks and rivers in the santa cruz mountains are runn
to the cloud cover, 40 fairfield and livermorel6.o, 41 concord, 2 napa, 43 san jose, 45has. oakl, 48 san francisco. mostly cloudy, 40s through 7:00. increasing sunshine, low 50s at noon, low to mid 50s through 4:00, then once that sunsets clouds go away, temperatures drop into the low to mid 40s during the evening. you don't need the umbrella vñ just sunglasses.xr tomorrow umbrellas back so is the light rain. low to mid 50s. few showers saturday low 50s, driest day and brightest day and warmest sunday with low to mid 50s. ÷ saturday snow level 4,000 feet, may get snow on mount hamiltonu. >>> bay bridge toll this morning, expecting another light holiday weekday today, typical for this time of the clear. san mateo bridge a few brake lights everything at the limit at the end of the flat section then everything picks up as you move into foster city with no issues once you get to that side. north 17máz%ç at santa cruz avee accident just cleared. roadwork eastbound carquinez bridge three left lanes until 8 this morning in the between high and1uÑku 23rd roadk for another 20 minutes picked
around the area so. it's dry but getting chilly right now. temperatures down to 46 degrees in napa. 47 in fairfield and antioch. 45 in livermore, 47 in los gatos. 49 redwood city. 51 in oakland and san francisco. we're going see temperatures dropping much, much lower during overnight hours of forecast features are these. freeze warning. and sunny day as head through friday dwochl have a chance of showers over the weekend. let's take a look at this cold sna. we'll have a freeze warning from 11:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. overnight hours in the north bay. damage to crops, and vegetation is a possibility. for bay shore line same period, 11 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. a frost advise very in effect. low temperatures in these areas dropping between 30 and 34 degrees tonight. sensitive plants are at risk. bundle up if you're going to be outside. here is a look at our projected lows. expecting lows to drop down to 29 degrees in santa rosa tonight. 28 in napa. 31 in concord. 27 in fairfield. 32 in fremont. 40s here in san francisco. it gets colder than that. spare the air alert remains in affect throughout tomo
. santa rose a29, at freezing. napa, fairfield, liver -- santa rosa 29, at freezing in napa. fairfield, in the low 50s. >>> a few upper 40s out this as well. the temperatures are slightly cold for the end of december. jacket weather out there. if you are doing any traveling around northern california for the most part, staying dry. tahoe, a great day to head up and hit the slopes. no chain requirements on interstate 80 or highway 50. yosemite, cloudy skies there, plenty of sunshine. monday, a chance of showers is possible into the afternoon and evening. tuesday, we clear out, we see plenty of sunshine for the first day of the new year. then, by wednesday. things look a little unsettled. we could see a chance of rain wednesday afternoon into thursday morning. mainly north of the golden gate. friday into saturday looks okay. but then saturday into sunday we could get hit with another little bit of wet weather into sunday morning. so, getting a quick check of the new year's eve forecast. planning on viewing the fireworks in san francisco. we are expecting good viewing conditions, midnigh
hanging off shore too much. so if that verifies, we're not going to get anything. 34 in napa. a few high clouds in santa rosa. dew point in santa rosa is up to 96%. we'll probably get fog by tomorrow. pinpoint forecast, we're just not going to get out of the 50's. 53 at half moon bay. 52 over at brentwood. 51 in napa. sausalito, 52. extended forecast looks like this. we'll increase clouds tomorrow. saturday afternoon, all the way through next thursday, it looks high and dry. readings mostly in the 50's. tomorrow morning, all the latest on this on the morning news. in the meantime, finally, we'll be drying it out. >> dry spell is good. >>> hey, we'll see the pomeranian held for ransom. a bizarre dog-napping. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. torturing >>> a pair of uc berkeley law students facing charges in las vegas. they're accused of killing and torturing an exotic bird at the flami
going 4-and-12, raiders coach dennis allen is safe. offensive coordinator napa was fired today. napa was in his second tour of duty with the raiders. he averaged only 18.1 points per game. >>> stanford football's final reps for tomorrow's rose bowl against wisconsin. it will be the cardinals's first rose bowl appearance since 2000. stanford has not won the game since 1972. >>> harvard and moraga, facing st. marys. early on, it was all crimson. macy with a lay-up inside. check mitchell young, to bring st. mary's to within one. it's young again who gets fouled with one seconds left. he nails both free throws to win the game. 70-69, after a furious 14-2 run. >>> we have a special top five tonight. the top five best bay area sports moments for 2012. no. 5, june 13, matt cain's perfect game against houston. it was a perfect game. no. 4, november 30, stanford beats ucla and the pac 12 championship to reach the rose bowl for the first time in 13 years. no. 3, the a's win the al west, the only day the a's were in first place. no. 2, january 14, niners beat the saints in the play-offs. alex s
anything. 34 in napa. a few high clouds in santa rosa. dew point in santa rosa is up to 96%. we'll probably get fog by tomorrow. pinpoint forecast, we're just not going to get out of the 50's. 53 at half moon bay. 52 over at brentwood. 51 in napa. sausalito, 52. extended forecast looks like this. we'll increase clouds tomorrow. saturday afternoon, all the way through next thursday, it looks high and dry. readings mostly in the 50's. tomorrow morning, all the latest on this on the morning news. in the meantime, finally, we'll be drying it out. >> dry spell is good. >>> hey, we'll see the >>> hey, we'll see the pomeranian torturin >>> a pair of uc berkeley law students facing charges in las vegas. they're accused of killing and torturing an exotic bird at the flamingo resort. justin and eric kuar, both 24, face felony and misdemeanor charges after they allegedly decapitated the bird in october. >>> an l.a. area pet is reunited with its owner after being dog napped. they got out of their owner's home through an open gate. a neighbor was able to grab the shepherd, but the pomeranian was too qu
into tomorrow morning. spare the air alerts in effect. lows dropping to 30 in napa. 29 in fairfield. around the bay area, lows dropping into 30s especially inland valleys. satellite she's an approaching but weakening cold front that. is where moisture is coming from skirting the coastline. we'll start at 7:00 this evening. notice how moisture will stay off shore. and we'll see more clearing taking place tonight. will be chilly overkmit. not so cold as this morning. high clouds around, sun year, cool new year's day. south bay, sunny skies, mid-50s, 54 san jose. highs in 52 in san ma day yes. 55 in mountain view. along the coast, 50s in pacifica. downtown san francisco a high of 51 tomorrow. 50 sunset district. north bay highs, mid-50s around calistoga. 53 sonoma and napa. oakland, union city, 53 at newark and hayward, inland east bay into low 50s. and near monterey bay, 56. 55 in santa cruz. here is the accu-weather forecast. we'll have seven dry days ahead. first chance of showers is actually sunday, that doesn't look like much of a storm at the moment. just a slight chance. so we've got su
't have the 9:00 p.m. readings in just yet but already temperatures dropping into the 30's up at napa fairfield down to 40 degrees already at santa rosa. 40 at livermore colder in these locations now so it's going to be a cold night and even colder overnight period let's look at conditions we expect at midnight when we have the fireworks display hear off the embarcadero san francisco mainly clear. it will be chilly. temperatures in the low 40's here in san francisco even lower outside the city but great viewing conditions for the fireworks that will ring out 2012 and ring in 2013. i'll have the accu-weather 7 day forecast a little later. >> excellent happy new year to you spencer. >> all right. san francisco city officials are expecting about quarter million people to gather by midnight for big fireworks show in the city. here's live picture from the embarcadero see people are streaming in. it has been getting busier in the last hour or.so right now there are no plans to close off any streets where people will be gathering. they try to keep traffic flowing but police are prepare
. temperatures are frigid in livermore, redwood city, napa. be advised it's a spare the air day. even though it's cold it's illegal to light fire logs or pellets. coming up a little bit later we'll tell you how much it's supposed to get what the temperature will be like a little bit later today. live from walnut creek i'm tara moriarty. >>> time now 5:01. is a fiscal cliff deal is now a done deal. late last night the congress and white house hammered out a deal. the house of representatives passed a senate bill that protects 99% of americans from an income tax hike. >> a central premise of my campaign was to change the tax code. that was too skewed toward the wealthy at the expense of working middle class americans. tonight we done have that >> president obama is right now as we speaking flying back to hawaii. he's resuming the family vacation he cut short in order to deal with that fiscal cliff. here are some of the details of the fiscal cliff deal that was passed last night. a perm extension of previous tax cut for all taxpayers expect for individuals that make $400,000 a year or couples that
in napa. most other areas in the 40s, but make sure you bundle up as you head out the door. you are going to feel the chill in the morning. here are the rainfall totals. it is more than an inch in san francisco. 1.17 in san rafael. inch..91 ofd .47 in concord and look down south in san jose. .61 and ben loman picking up an inch and a half of rain. i just updated the computer models and i want to show you when the timing of the next storm is and when we are expecting. the storm is different from what i showed you. dan, i will be back with the details. >> i will see you shortly. lots of snow for skiers. avalanche danger is considerable for the sierra. two skiers died in two days at donner ski ranch as the result of avalanches. an expert lists the way you can tell that an avalanche is likely. >> we feel the snowpack collapsing underneath us. if we see the shooking cracks opening up across the surface and nonconsequential terrain. we had a lot of rapid warming and rain on snow. those are all easy things to understand that nature is telling you the snowpack is unstable. >> you really have to p
jump. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: jeff page owns 120- cre vineyard in california's napa valley. but when his great-grandfather started farming here in the late 1800s, this was cattle country. >> both sides of the family came en before the turn of the century, and farmed orchard fruit and cattle. he reporter: but much of the land he grew up on is gone, sold to pay estate taxes after his grandfather's death. had land back in the hills over there? >> yeah. >> reporter: had to sell it all. >> had to sell all of it? i reporter: estate tax? >> yes. >> reporter: his grandfather died in 1972 when estate taxes were at an all-time high: 77%. >> it was a big tax bill. it was half-a-million dollars. we sold off 150 acres; gave us hemething to pay the tax with. >> reporter: now, jeff and his wife mary worry their dream of passing the land on to their two daughters will be ruined by the lifcal cliff. the estate tax rate would rise from 35% to 55% on estates worth over $1 million. 1 t today's prices in the napa thley, the pages' land could easily be worth $8 million. you're wealthy, right? u'
in vallejo. napa and santa rosa are chile's five at 39 degrees. the bulk of the system went through yesterday but lake tahoe, a look at all that low. that is a lot of fresh powder from the ski resorts. winter storm warning is still in effect for the western slopes of sierra nevada until 11:00 tonight. fresh power today three to 6 in. bringing the total up to 2 ft. in some locations. winds with gusts up to 45 mi. per hour. at 8:00 this morning just some scattered showers and they will be possible throughout the day. they will decrease as the day continues, especially by tonight. highs for today, 56 and oakland 53 in downtown san francisco mid '50s for half moon bay. a lot of us will make it into the 50s. sandra feldman only get to 49 degrees today. 7 day around the bay is a little wet today, especially this morning also breezy at times. tomorrow morning lots of sunshine lots ohigh of 53. monday and tuesday as we head into the new year holiday and parties for years see if we are lucky to be dry and a little milder. 6:18 a.m. and here is george with traffic. >> good morning and happy boxing day
in pleasanton. to the north bay no rain on tap for today. 53 for napa. 52 here in downtown san francisco. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows although we have rain in the forecast for tomorrow and for your saturday we will see drier conditions sunday and as we start the next work weeks. >> more on your forecast coming up momentarily. >> in the meantime let us take a look at traffic. a lot of people are off works of the roadways are not too busy. the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza doing fine. not only here the toll plaza itself up the incline and across the upper deck. >> the san mateo bridge where seeing typical traffic in terms of volume. especially in the west bound direction towards foster city. and of folks who work on the peninsula are headed back to work. >> south bound 101 the golden gate is quiet. a couple of cars approaching san francisco. >> on our traffic map we're seeing green on the roadway censors north bound 101. a design for interstate 280. >> for those of you out of the north bay speeds are over 50 m.p.h.. your drive is sitting at 22 minutes out of
.m. tomorrow. >> it is cold. 35 and napa. vallejo 31 below freezing. we will continue with cool conditions for the rest of the day. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows mild weather on tap as we head into sunday and monday. possibly tuesday as well. a weak system will push through and bring some isolated showers into your wednesday and thursday. george. >> thank you erica. if we will make this a quick report. we have no problems to speak about. that is good news. if you are driving this morning you have an easy trip around the bay wherever you're headed. if you have to cross a bridge there are like conditions like these at the toll bridge plaza. >> the san mateo bridge and easy ride there are no delays from either the east for westbound traffic. >> the golden gate bridge looks good in fact, we see a little more traffic in the northbound direction than in the southbound direction. as a look at the east bay freeways will update drive times. off interstate 80 westbound we have added one minute to the commute time here from hercules to berkeley. now 13 minutes westbound. >> 24 lo
in most neighborhoods, napa 40, concord 41, 40 fairfield and livermore san jose 43, fremont, mountain view, los gatos 46, 48 san rafael and san francisco, 45 in oakland this afternoon sunny conditions, going to be a bright day hovering in most areas in the low to mid 50s, more rain on the way. details coming up. >>> back to the bay bridge toll no problems, very light, a few headlights towards the toll and incline and upper deck no problems. san mateo bridge same thing, a few cars headed both directions between peninsula and east bay, everything at the limit, no problems with stalls or accidents. west 80 at richmond parkway blocking left lane and east 580 at macarthur boulevard oakland area blocking right lane. >>> police on the pins -- on the peninsula caught a thief stealing credit cards from the mail before they were delivered. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutor
is napa and santa rosa 7 and 9 degrees there. visibility limited right now in novato. they are reporting fog and less than a quarter mile. everyplace else not a problem. even though we have a cool start, we have partly cloudy conditions. new year's eve dry and chilly. if you are heading out, definitely bring a coat. we have a bright start for new year's day. even more sunshine january 1st we will take a look at the satellite radar. it shows this area of high pressure building. the storm moves south. that's what brought us all the rain yesterday so that's headed down to southern california, bringing chances of rain to them. but for us just sunny, but cool weather for us. so we will take a look at those numbers. low 50s for the most part. everyone between 50 and 53 degrees. 51 in san francisco, as well as in fremont. 52 san jose. as we head down to monterey bay, you will find low 50s there, as well, and up to 53 in santa cruz. if you are headed up to tahoe, you should be okay. there is a winter weather advisory, but it's mainly for the western part of nevada and it's going to expire within
in santa rosa, 32 in fairfield, napa, redwood city and san jose, 33°, scattered frost developing there. 34 los gatos, 37 san rafael, 38 fremont, in the 30s now only oakland, san francisco, half moon bay low to mid 40s. low to mid 30s most of the monterey bay and inland, 38 in none ray now. mostly sunny, season -- no need for all last, frost next two nights extended period of dry weather starts yesterday and continues today. low to mid 50s for a high today. low to mid 50s monterey bay, 53 to 54° inland with high clouds and sun. heading out this evening maybe to see fireworks midnight chilly inland, 32 there, 42 the warm spot, the exception san francisco most temperatures in the 30s throughout the evening make sure you have that heavy coat, dropping back in the 20s and 30s inland tonight, 30s and 40s bay shore three areas of high pressure trifecta, they are going to decimate any type of storm that tries to run through them this blocking pattern means dry weather just deflected north of us so the north bay may get a stray shower thursday that is really reaching friday through sunday warming
indications of how cold it might be overnight. 46 in santa rosa. 45 in napa. 42 in livermore. temperatures are drop being to 51 degrees in san francisco. these are the forecast features. and sunny day as head through friday. let's talk about the cold snap. freeze warning is in effect during overnight hours for the north bay. freeze damage is possible. now, for bay shore line, in santa clara valley there is a frost advisory in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. low temperatures ranging from 30-34 degrees and sensitive outdoor plants are at risk. from exposure to cold air, low temperatures to about 28 in napa tonight. 27 fairfield. 29 livermore. low 30s in many locations. and spare the air alert continues into and through tomorrow. we've had declining air quality last couple days. right not to burn wood or fire logs during the time of the alertd if you look we can see a center of high pressure that circulation providing with us a pool of cool, dry air. perhaps, we'll remain there longer despite the presence of moisture and clouds off shore, looks like we might not get precipitation out of t
this morning. sheer sampling of low temperatures. 26 degrees in sonoma county airport. 28 in napa. 28 in livermore, below freezing in many locations and below 30 degrees in others. for thing, it will be chilly again. temperatures mainly into the 40s dropping overnight, early in the morning well see lows from upper 20s to just above 40 degrees, afternoon, relatively mild. i'll give you a look at the accu-weather forecast a little later. >> the first snow pack survey of the year in the sierra off to a good start thanks to storms we've had in northern california. snow pack is at 134%, well above average for this time of the year, putting state at halfuulwbç of average for the season. california main reservoirs are above 70% of capacity. >> we've learned identity of a man swept out to see yesterday, he died rescuing his wife and their dog after a sudden, huge wave called a sneaker wave swept them away. he got his wife out then went back in to save the dog. he drowned. coming up at 4:55 abc 7 news reporter wayne freedman will tell us what happened on the beach and danger was sneaker wave
in. >> reporter: scott meadows runs salinas vineyards in california's napa valley and there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the bottle. seems kind of nationalistic. >> that was a specific from our chinese owners. china overall is looking to bring parts of america to china. >> reporter: in 2010, this vineyard was up for sale. chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here that's 9,000 cases -- is shipped to china. what does a chinese company want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand in china for luxury goods for goods that are scarce and for goods that are well made. so rather than buying chinese- made products and spending our money over there, they're buying american made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: on the jobs stay here? >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: rich chinese firms have investigated billions in the u.s. 1.3billion in california companies. a reported $560 million invested in the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they have bought one out of
for napa, hayward, oakland, san francisco today and downtown, only at 48 degrees. sonoma, you only hit 46. one of the cooler christmases we've had in a while. the reason we have the cool front pushing through, breezy, notice all the yellow and red. the heaviest return now pushing off to the east and moving from the bay area towards the sierra where heavy snow will fall. wet, breedsy at times overnight tonight for the first half of tomorrow. then that front is gone. for one day, again, only one day, we'll dry out with high pressure building in thursday, looks mainly dry before another rain maker moves in for friday and saturday. just some showers out there over the weekend. but saturday looks to be the wetter day of our two-day weekend. soaking rainfall possible through tonight. slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm. we saw reports of small hail in south santa clara county. rainfall ending by tomorrow afternoon and we get that break before the rain moves back. highs too many, mid-50s. lots of you heading back to the mall to return the gifts you got today. look the at highs in the low 5
cover allowed the temperatures drop down this morning. napa is 26, 27 at fairfield. 29 at concord and livermore. 30 at los gatos. then we had frosty spots the peninsula but technically it's 36 in redwood city and 42 in san francisco. other big story, spare the air, not only today but also tomorrow. you can see poor air quality in the north bay and in the south bay. that is going to last for about another day. so no burning of wood. >>> we have breaking news, sheriffs officials are searching in central california for missing helicopter. it was returning to an airport in kern county when it disappeared around 6:15 this morning. it was one of three helicopters doing frost control to protect crops. two others returned to their base. one of the pilots who came back was unable to contact the missing pilot by radio. >>> the financial mood of the country takes a dramatic turn this morning after the president and congress reached a last minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. stocks are sharply up on this day of trading. the dow is up over 217 points. analysts warn the feeling could change
day. we are going to see plenty of sunshine. santa rosa 29, napa and fairfield only 30 degrees and slightly warmer in san francisco; over night lows 41. >> mainly in the low 50s as well. it's unseasonably cold for december. tahoe, a great day to head up and hit the slopes. yosemite plenty of sunshine and reading. >> over the next several days. chance of showers is possible into the afternoon in the evening on monday and tuesday plenty of sunshine and by wednesday things look a little unsettled and we could see a chance of rain wednesday afternoon into thursday and mainly north of the golden gate and saturday and sunday we could get warm weather. midnight it going to get cold, 45 degrees. >> thank you. up next the flick that stayed on top of the box office plus as we look back at the people we lost in 2012. ,,,,,,,,,,,, tarantino and "les miz" co't knock "the hobbit" off its x office perch. the fantasy epic was number one for a third weeka row. "the hobbit: an unexpected journey" took >>> even kwint tarrantino, the hobbit took in almost $33 million. jiang oh and change and music
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